|You'd think that a Reuters photographer would get a better shot of the "Mideast Quartet."|
(L to R) High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gather before a Middle East Quartet... REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Mideast Quartet warns that Israeli settlements eroding two-state solutionI mention Rudy Giuliani, because of this:
The "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel's ongoing settlement activity, warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
Peace talks, envisaging a Palestinian state in territory Israel captured in a 1967 war, collapsed two years ago after nine months of largely fruitless discussions sponsored by the United States.
The acid political climate between Israelis and Palestinians makes progress unlikely. Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas showed no signs of a rapprochement during their speeches at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders.
"The Quartet emphasized its strong opposition to ongoing settlement activity, which is an obstacle to peace, and expressed its grave concern that the acceleration of settlement construction and expansion ... (is) steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution," the Quartet said in a statement after meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly...
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday night that the United States is opposed to the two-state solution to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict.
“The United States should reject the whole notion of a two-state solution in Israel, or maybe it should restate it: It should be a two-state solution when the Palestinian Authority demonstrates that it can be a state, and not a homeland for terrorism,” Giuliani said at the Israeli American Council (IAC) conference in Washington and the crowd responded with applause. (Arutz 7)
With Yom Kippur just days away, it's time for us all to repent and do everything we can for the security and survival of the State of Israel, and that must start with condemning the drive to establish an Arab state in the traditional historic Homeland of the Jewish People!!!